Welding
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Technology Centre - Monkerton 11-Sep-17 20-Nov-17 Mondays 18:00-20:00 £375-750* None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course is available for beginners and improvers and for intermediate and advanced learners.  During the course you will learn a variety of techniques but predominantly you will be taught MIG welding in our welding facility.  The intermediate and advanced course caters for those who are working towards competency in welding, who either aspire to coded welding status or simply want to improve their skills.  You will be challenged to perform more difficult welds using MIG (TIG available on request).

*Prices vary depending on the level of course you choose.  We anticipate that we will be running further dates throughout the year so please check this website for further information on course dates.

For further information on intermediate and advanced courses please contact the faculty on:
Telephone: 0845 111 6000  Email: engineering@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

  • College and Workshop tour
  • Welding and Workshop Health and Safety
  • Individual course requirements and goals
  • Welding Processes (MIG/MAG – MMA – TIG) one or more, depending on ability and progression status
  • Machine set up and set down
  • Materials and consumables
  • Practical demonstrations and individual assessments
  • Welding technique and positions
  • Various individual practice and welding exercises using various materials and thicknesses
  • Handouts on welding information and Health and Safety
  • Ending with certificate of attendance and completion

What are the entry requirements?

Application forms need to be completed and returned to Exeter College.

These courses are very popular, and are carried out on a first come first served basis. If a course is only part full it will be moved to the start month in the following part of the year. E.g. from September to January or January to September. All applicants on that course will have a priority place.

Enrolment will take place on an arranged evening prior to the course commencement.

What facilities are there?

  • Use of College amenities (Toilets, food and drinks machines)
  • Use of the Welding workshop, consisting of 8 welding bays (1 per student)

What can the course lead on to?

This course can lead to further evening class training to an intermediate and advanced level, with the possibility of completing a L2 qualification or a BSEN coding.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need steel toe capped boots and overalls, note pad and pen. All other materials and equipment are supplied by Exeter College.

Additional costs may be encurred for any specific materials needed for training purposes that are not already supplied.


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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